James Watson

Global Head of Sales @ Tradition

James Watson is currently the Global Head of Sales for the Tradition Market Data group. With over 30 years of experience in the financial industry, he has held senior roles in a wide range of companies, most recently as CEO of ADS Securities in London.

Previously, he was Head of EMEA FX Transaction Business at Thomson Reuters and Head of European FXall Business. At Morgan Stanley and Lehman Brothers, he held sales management positions in electronic stock sales.

James is constantly striving to bring about positive change in all of his roles. His current project aims to radically change the face of the financial market data business.

James is a board member of two companies and an active consultant and mentor to young entrepreneurs in the disruptive technology business. He grew up in Australia, is married and father of 3 children. He lives in Kent, England.